I am so incredibly honored that minimalist pioneer Joshua Becker endorsed “Have Yourself a Minimalist Christmas!” Becker is a well-recognized household name for most people seeking simplification in their life and his support means the world to me.
I love the story of his “light-bulb moment” that spurred him to become a minimalist:
“My story begins in suburban Vermont while I was cleaning the garage, my wife was cleaning the bathrooms, and my 5-year old son was playing alone in the backyard. I struck up a regular conversation with my neighbor who commented, “Maybe you don’t need to own all this stuff.”
The juxtaposition was striking. My possessions piled up in the driveway… my son in the backyard… my day slipping away… I immediately recognized something needed to change. My belongings were not adding value to my life. Instead, they were subtracting from it.
My family and I began donating, recycling, and removing our unnecessary personal possessions. We embarked on an intentional journey to own less stuff.
As a result, we discovered more money, more time, more energy, more freedom, less stress, and more opportunity to pursue our greatest passions: faith, family, friends. And we decided to write about it.”
Joshua Becker began writing about his experience while downsizing 75% of his belongings and became one of the pioneers of the minimalism movement. His website Becoming Minimalist has garnered a following of over a million readers a month and over a million fans on Facebook. He is a best-selling author of 5 books on minimalism, most recently “The Minimalist Home” and “The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own.” He is the owner and editor of two magazines, “Simplify Magazine” and “SimpleMoney Magazine,” and the founder of the recently launched “Clutterfree” app which walks you through a customized plan for decluttering each room and closet in your home.
I was absolutely delighted and honored that Joshua Becker endorsed my book, “Have Yourself a Minimalist Christmas,” and agrees that this is a message that was needed in the world:
“ ‘Have Yourself a Minimalist Christmas’ is an important read for those seeking peace and simplicity during the holiday season. Meg has written a helpful guide for slowing our pace and our material consumption, and brings our focus back to things that matter during the Christmas season.”
Joshua has most generously offered me space on his platforms, so download the Clutterfree app, visit his blog, and subscribe to his magazines as you’ll soon see more content around “Have Yourself a Minimalist Christmas” making a guest appearance there this fall. You’ll find my guide for prepping your kitchen for the holidays in his app, my article on Stoicism & Minimalism helping finances in his SimpleMoney magazine, and guest blogs on his site! You can find links to all of his endeavors at BecomingMinimalist.com.
Check out his endorsement on the back cover!